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Mar 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
, heads up our reporting from henryville, indiana. hey, lester, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. i'm standing in the middle of the 52-mile-long path of the biggest tornado of that day, the ef4 churning at speeds of 175 miles per hour. what does that translate into? how about a power pole that snapped into thirds? reinforced metal bent like paper around that tree branch. and here's the attic of a house that simply collapsed on top of itself. this didn't take place over a matter of minutes. it happened in a matter of seconds. and survivors are finding that moving on presents a new and different challenge each day. three days after the tornado gutted this small indiana town, this morning, a blanket of snow, adding insult to injury. aaron zoman falls on the slick rubble of his home as he searches for family photos and keepsakes. he's unhurt. >> kind of makes you worry about the rest of the pictures that's left when all that snow melts. >> reporter: today, many of his neighbors who also lost their homes filed into a church to accept donated food, clothing and supplies.
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Mar 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
potting mix. success starts with the soil. >>> tonight we learned the miracle toddler from indiana has died. the 14-month-old girl was found alive in a field on friday night after a series of tornados. today, angel babcock was removed from life support due to the severity of her injuries. she was found 150 yards from where her family's home stood. the parents, brother and sister were all killed as well. jay gray is in lyhenryville, alabama. >> the echo of chain saws cuts through a community sered to its core. mother nature may have delivered the first violent shock, but clearly the fight here is far from over. an army of volunteers pull ing out and piling up what they can. the weapons in this war to survive include front loaders, backhoes, and at times along the front lines of this disaster, the battle is hand-to-hand combat. >> people from everywhere coming to help and just this the fact that in a time like this that people can come, people that don't even know each other can help and bring what resources we have. >> reporter: many understand the fickle nature of the storms and the re
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Mar 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
touched down in southern indiana. indiana as you might know was hit hard by a series of tornados. at least eight people have died. the latest in ape se series of twisters that touched down soecht maso many states have been affected. jay gray joins us from nashville. when will it end? what is the forecast out there? >> forecast, unfortunately calls for more severe weather in areas of tornado alley. some areas will see storms, past midnight tonight. a tense, dangerous night ahead. as they get through what has been a difficult day. tornado alley turned deadly today. severe storms, spawned dozens of tornados this afternoon. from indiana to tennessee. one of the hardest hit areas, henriville, indiana, where from the air, path of destructs stretches for miles. entire homes ripped from their foundations. neighborhood gone. this school bus tossed into a house. another thrown on its side in the parking lot of the local highle school where classes were letting out when a funnel cloud was spotted. >> we had numerous tornados hit the ground. >> there are reports of several injuries. at least one
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Mar 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
bay. we will see you at 6:00. good night. >>> on this sunday night from the storm zone in indiana, the recovery after that deadly wave of tornadoes. >>> plus, remarkable stories of survival and helping hands. the other first responders showing compassion and the kindness of strangers. >>> tough talk. president obama tells israel and the world to give diplomac time, but says he won't hesitate to use force against iran if necessary. >>> making the grade. a new way to teach the teachers the novel idea to help better educate our kids. >>> and, sweet success in black and white. tonight, celebrating a century with milk's favorite cookie. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight as more and more improbable stories of survival emerge from friday's tornado rampage, the word miracle is getting used an awful lot, like the case of a woman who huddled in this bathroom of this tiny wood frame house. this house continued to stand, she survived even as the neighborhood around her disintegrated. look to the left, the only thing left of her neighbor's house and the fr
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Mar 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
field in washington county, indiana, they say she is in critical condition tonight. she was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was stabilized and then airlifted to a children's hospital in louisville, kentucky. that hospital is trying to keep track of all the new patients coming in. >> we went into disaster mode. not sure how many children we were going to get from the devastation that occurred in indiana and we have tags and we put arm bands and everything on the children. just to identify them. and found out pretty quickly that nobody came with this little girl. >> authorities now say they have identified the little girl, a hospital spokesperson says both her parents, her 3-year-old brother and her 2-month-old sister were killed in the tornadoes. >>> and around here, the weather was absolutely gorgeous today. very different. we're going to check in with meteorologist rob mayeda with what's going on with the crazy weather we've had this week. >> we've gone from rain and snow, to temperatures that could be getngtilose to 80 degrees in some spots of the bay area by the time we wrap
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Mar 5, 2012 4:00am PST
devastating tornados, including an indiana toddler found alive in a field saturday. nbc's jay gray reports. >> reporter: this morning across tornado alley, battered communities are preparing for anything but a normal monday. the message seems a bit obvious. like so much here, henryville high school has been torn apart. there are, though, other signs of survival. sunlight brings the steady rhythm of crews working to pull away and pile up what they can. others sifting through the rubble by hand to find anything they might be able to save, evidence of their lives before the storm. >> she's probably 70, and she lost everything except what we can pull out. >> reporter: more than three dozen families already know they won't find any help or hope in this debris. they lost loved on iesthis storm. one of those gone, 15-month-old angel babcock. after the storm, first responders found the toddler fighting for her life in this field. her mom, dad, and two brothers already dead. yesterday angel passed away after being pulled from life support. her grandfather shared his emotions just before he
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Mar 5, 2012 7:00am PST
. you're looking at a scene in henryville, indiana, where a blanket of snow now covers the damage from friday's deadly tornado there. >> around two inches fell overnight. i know that doesn't sound like a lot, but it could weigh down damaged structures making the work for cleanup crews even more dangerous. the tornado in henryville was the largest of as many as 79 twisters that hit the region on friday and then again on saturday. meanwhile, the death toll rose on sunday when a 15-month-old girl who was found in a field after a tornado destroyed her home and killed her family was taken off life support. coming up, her neighbor who risks his own life at the height of the storm who tried to save them all will speak out in a live interview. >> compelling story and a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll on the eve of super tuesday that could be good news for mitt romney. >>> and then the tragic death of an 18-year-old girl killed in an accident moments after she texted from behind the wheel that driving and facebooking is not safe. her parents are turning the loss into a mission to save o
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Mar 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
the ground here in indiana. and across the tornado zone. dozens are dead, entire towns destroyed. tonight, amid widespread devastation from the massive outbreak of storms, incredible stories of survival. >>> also tonight, rush limbaugh apologizes. what he's now saying about his crude tirade against a woman that set off a fire storm. >>> hold the phone, american troops crying foul. why they say they're being ripped off while making that rare call home. >>> and the salute. from 3-year-old john john to his fallen father, remembering the man behind one of the iconic images of our time. captions paid for by nbc-universal television. >>> good evening. all around me as far as the eye can see, a tattered landscape littered with the remnants of people's lives. this is henryville. officials say it was likely an ef-4 tornado that struck here. this is one of the hardest hit places from the parade of punishing tornadoes that went up and down the country from the great lakes down to the gulf yesterday. all told, more than 100 reports of tornados since yesterday. that's more than we would typic
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Mar 7, 2012 7:00am PST
live interview. >> also coming up, a harrowing story we brought you on tuesday. an indiana mother who protected her kids by laying on top of them as a tornado ripped apart their home and because of her brave actions she lost part of both legs but her kids survived without a scratch. this morning she'll share her story. and a new drama at nicollette sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit. how the central argument that she was fired from "desperate housewives" in re-al tags got a big hit on tuesday. >> let's begin with the act of tough love from a north carolina father who fired nine shots into his daughter's laptop. we'll talk to them in a moment. first mark potter has the story from the very place where it all began. mark, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. when tommy jordan got up from this chair in this field and shot that computer those were shots heard around the world and seen by millions of people. now he, his wife and daughter are speaking about it publically for the first time after apparently burying the hatchet -- or at least the handgun. tommy jordan and
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Mar 22, 2012 7:00am PDT
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Mar 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
mitch daniels, the governor of indiana. maybe somebody like a chris christie, the governor of new jersey. and of course the perennial favorite among many jeb bush the former governor of florida. but here is the deal. it's not as if these guys can wave a magic wand and say i'm here. vote for me. they have to register for these primaries. they've got to get people on the ground. it costs a lot of money and more than that it takes a lot of time and time is something they don't have. so the only hope for any of these saviors if you will, the only hope is the open convention and where neither romney nor any of the others can be able to solve the majority. it is possible an open convention can turn up anybody into a candidate. >> could this be the rare instance where california could determine the gop nomination? >> you asked me that a month ago, six weeks ago, i'd say nah, nah. the fact is we're still 12 weeks away from the california primary and which of course has the largest pot of delegates. a few minutes ago you showed us those numbers of delegates. guess what? that means as of to
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Mar 5, 2012 6:00am PST
ever recorded in march. lester holt will report live from henryville, indiana. also ahead, the gop presidential race heads into supertuesday, this morning a new nbc news poll shows mitt romney and rick santorum neck to neck in ohio. we'll have details on that. plus, christie brinkley locked in a feud with her ex-husband, four years after their divorce. what the two are now saying about each other that could land them in court again. and we'll tell you what critics are saying about lindsay lohan's performance on snl. that and much more as we get started on a monday morning here on today. >> a new facility opens to help take some of the dilty out of court appearances for parents. a drop-in day care will open its doors at the justice center in pittsburg. parents can drop off kids up to 12 years old for free while they are in court. volunteers from the nonprofit will run the center and provide snacks, toys and games for the children. >> residents and landscapers in burlingame may have to keep the rakes handy. the council is considering tougher restrictions on leaf blowers. the proposal
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Mar 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
lost pets following recent tornadoes that ravaged indiana. two dozen pets were retrieved from a local shelt, and they are hoping to find them new homes. some of the animals were given up by families who lost their homes. officials say that it is starting to run out of room. the shelter is, with the influx of lost pets. >> the animals hide in the beginning. i mean, they are terrified after having gone through that. they don't know what's going on so the first few days after the storm they found some of the deceased animals and some situations that were owner surrendered, but the shelter is now starting to see strays trickle in. >> vets are going to take care of the animals until they are ready to be adopted in just a few weeks. >>> a special race is about to start in the south bay to honor the life of san jose native pat tillman. the 408k race is a five-mile run starting from hp pavilion that will end at santana road. proceeds from the event support the pat tillman foundation. you might recall tillman gave up an nfl career to enlist the army in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. he died two
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Mar 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
his memory. >>> tonight, we have learned that the so-called miracle toddler from indiana has died. the 14-month-old girl was found alive in a field on friday night after a series of tornadoes but today, angel babcok was remove told were.life support due to the severity of her injuries. angel was found about 150 yards from where her family's home had stood. the girl's parents, brother and sister were all killed as well. nbc bay area's jay gray is in henriville, indiana, with more on how survivors are carrying on. >> reporter: the echo of chainsaws cuts through henryville, a community already seared to its core. mother nature may have delivered the first violent shot, but clearly, the fight here is far from over. an armory of volunteers pulling out and piling up what they can. the weapons in this war to survive include front-loweredad back hose and at time, hand-to-hand come back. >> people everywhere are coming to help and the time like this, people can come, people that don't even know each other can come and help and bring what resources we have. >> reporter: many drawn here because t
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Mar 2, 2012 5:00pm PST
this afternoon from indiana to tennessee. one of the hardest-hit areas, henriville, indiana, where from the air the path of destruction stretches for miles. entire homes ripped from their foundations, neighborhoods gone. this school bus tossed into a house. another thrown on its side in the parking lot of the local high school where classes were just letting out when a funnel cloud was spotted. >> we had numerous tornadoes hit the ground. >> reporter: there are reports of several injuries and at least one person missing. crews are still working through the rubble searching for survivors. in nearby marysville, a similar scene, homes obliterated, trees sawed in house, the rural landscape dotted with destruction. from indiana, the storm continued to move east into tennessee with the same disastrous results, trees and power lines snapped, roofs ripped from homes all with little warning. >> well, it started thundering and lightning and the wind got up a little bit and clouds started becoming really black, opened up just like a white cloud, went right straight through. >> reporter: but it's n
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Mar 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
places like wisconsin, indiana, oregon and romney keeps winning in the northeast, places like new jersey, new york, et cetera, maybe even california, but santorum wins texas. you do all of this stuff, matt, i have him -- we have him 50 short. now, could he get it in state conventions, and in other ways? he could. but that's the real challenge here for mitt romney. i say it's only a little better than 50/50. >> let me clear something up here, because there's some terminology being used here and i think it's being used almost interchangeably, yet i understand it to be very different. a brokered convention versus a contested convention. what's the difference? >> contested convention would essentially be, involve only the four candidates we have now. and they would be the only four brought up for nomination. and by the way, a rule clarification, if newt gingrich and ron paul, if they don't win five states each, their name can't basically be on that first ballot in tampa. it would only be romney and santorum. >> all right so contested is -- brokered means we've got some new faces brought in?
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Mar 3, 2012 7:00am PST
story for you. we will have the latest on damage from indiana and tennessee and kentucky coming up in just about 15 minutes. >>> $34 million worth of meth is off the streets after one of the biggest drug busts in u.s. history. it went down at the san jose woods apartment complex at the corner of snell and capital expressway. the bust started with a door knock by palo alto police detectives who were serving a search warrant in their investigation into stolen ipads. while doing that search, the detectives stumbled upon 750 pounds of meth. they called the dea, san jose police and the district attorney's office of santa clara county. what they found wasn't just a load of drugs, it was also a conversion lab where methamphetamine was being turned into its chris cal form. >> it's believed to be one of the largest methamphetamine seizures in u.s. history. boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes filled with bags and bags and bags of methamphetamine. >> three people are not under arrest on drug charges. until now, the biggest bust was a 600-pound seizure in gilroy just a few years back. in san jose
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Mar 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
, a chance of strong thunderstorms here in through parts of missouri, illinois and into indiana and the possibility of hail and damaging wind. a tornado is possible, as well, especially central illinois. meanwhile, it is cold and breezy in the northeast. lovely and sunshine in the southeast. if you're looking for the wintry wet and windy weather, that is along the pacific northwest. >>> we still have light scattered showers streaming on shore. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. the bulk of the moisture is on the way later today. in fact, you can see the only moderate cells are over the east bay from san ramon to danville. 3:00 p.m., start to go get heavy rain over the greater bay area. that will continue overnight, finally getting a little break by 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. another round of rain on the way saturday into sunday, but a nice, dry break for second half of your sunday for outdoor plans. >> matt, back inside to you. >> all right, maria, thank you very much. model andability res christie brinkley is soaping up about her real-life drama with ex-husband peter cook.
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Mar 23, 2012 7:00am PDT
louisiana. also, one to three inches of rain making its way all the way up into indiana over the next 24 hours. this friday art to morning. we end up in upper 50s and t lo 60s. i'm chris teep a loren. 63 in san jose. sunshine for the first part of the day and increasing clouds the second half ahead of a front that's bringing heavy periods of rain throughout the weekend. if you are making plans, early sunday is the best chance. monday and tuesday, more showers. by thursday, mild, spring like conditions in the bay. and that's your latest weather. savannah? >>> this morning on "today's real estate," what you can get for under $300,000. today's real estate contributor barbara corcoran is here with some great homes on the market from new york to texas. barbara, good morning. >> good morning. >> we're going to start down south near new orleans. >> we sure are. this is a custom one level nome a gated golf community. nice enough that even if you don't play golf you're going to one to live here. neat as a pin facade out front, desperately in need of a tree, i think. but it also has a leaded glass
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Mar 4, 2012 6:00am PST
through indiana at 175 miles per hour. this as a 2-year-old girl is found alone in a field. the only survivor in her family. a young symbol of hope against a backdrop of destruction and despair. >>> murder mystery. a handyman is arrested in connection with the death of a wealthy detroit woman. but while he's confessed to having a role in the crime, he says he did not work alone. >>> and i sincerely apologize. the surprising show of remorse, radio host rush limbaugh apologizes for his remarks against a georgetown law student. what may have brought about his change of heart? we'll get some insight today, march 4, 2012. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt in henriville, indiana. >> and i'm jenna wolfe along with carl in studio 1-a. 37 people are confirmed dead, 20 in kentucky, 12 in indiana and 3 in ohio. >> national weather services the four twisters to hit kentucky were the worst in the region in 24 years. henryvil henryville, indiana, an ef-4, staying on the ground for more than 50 miles. >> in one sign amid the hope and destruction a 2-year-o
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Mar 15, 2012 12:35am PDT
, zane, where are you from? >> carmel, indiana. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: carmel, indiana. and since the super bowl is on sunday, which team are you going to be rooting for? >> the giants. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the new york giants. eli manning. very, very nice. zane, it's spelled z-a-n-e, by the way, everybody, if you want to spell zane. [ laughter ] we have zane here. he's from carmel, indiana. and this sunday, he's gonna be rooting for the new york giants and eli manning. [ cheers and applause ] now, for each of these songs, we're going to have the great symphony up there -- the world famous indianapolis symphony orchestra. [ cheers and applause ] playing with the roots. so for this one -- for this one, can you guys do it in the style of opera? >> questlove: i knew it. hang on. [ light laughter ] blake? >> yeah? >> questlove: do you know, "habanera" by "carmen"? >> yeah, i think we know that one. yeah. >> questlove: do you do it in d? >> let's do it in d. ♪ >> ♪ his name his zane and he's in row five he came from carmel that's a real short drive ♪ ♪ o
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Mar 4, 2012 7:00am PST
miracle at one southern indiana home. crews were able to rescue a 2-year-old girl who was found alone in a field. she is listed in critical condition. unfortunately, she was the only surviving member of her family. >>> an american died in a head-on collision between two trains in southern poe land. the u.s. consulate in krakow is sending officers to the crash site but declined to release details on the victim. in all, 15 people died, and 56 others were hurt. both trains were traveling on the same track in opposite directions late yesterday when they crashed into each other. it's not yet clear why one of the trains was on the wrong track. the train disaster is poland's worst in more than 20 years. >>> and we still have more ahead for you on "today in the bay." coming up, risch limbaugh makes a rare apology. we'll explain. plus, brian wilson talks about throwing strikes, but they are not on the baseball field. his new business venture that will have you throwing strikes of your own in a hip new environment. pags getting ready to plant? chances are your soil is like this: compacted
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Mar 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
to meet her mommy and dade. -- dade. >> in peeken, indiana, scott atkins. >>> coming up next at 11:00, a daughter honors her father killed in the line of duty by taking his place in a marathon today. we will show you that. >>> what's players and fans looking for coverage at the game? we will show you. >>> and it may seem like spring training around the bay area today. 70s and 80s but get ready for a blast of winter. right now fog and 40s and 50s but some showers and gusty winds this the forecast. a look at the timing when we come back. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess what...you missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! kids today have it so good. ok. [ male announcer ] the new wireless receiver only from at&t. get u-verse tv for $25 a month with free hd
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Mar 17, 2012 12:35am PDT
korean tacos in the middle of indiana. [ cheers and applause ] if you see anything suspicious, you let me know. [ laughter ] this is interesting. turns out that the owners of the patriots and the giants have each donated $5,000 to president obama's campaign. [ cheers and applause ] which explains -- which explains why fox news is predicting that both teams will lose the super bowl. does that make any -- [ cheers and applause ] that doesn't make any -- doesn't make any sense. how's that possible? [ cheers and applause ] hey, guys, get this. i read about a guy here in indiana who built an exact replica of lucas oil stadium using 30,000 legos. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. pretty cool. and this is even cooler. he had enough legos left over to build himself a girlfriend. [ cheers and applause ] leave me alone, mom! i'm almost done! [ laughter ] >> i love you, jimmy! >> jimmy: i love you, too. [ cheers and applause ] and finally, today, the movie, "big miracle" came out about some people trying to save a group of whales. of course, you may be familiar with the tv version, "the biggest l
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Mar 28, 2012 12:35am PDT
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Mar 2, 2012 5:30pm PST
from indiana said they'd appreciate the prayers of everyone watching television tonight. we are covering a severe weather outbreak of severe weather this evening, the likes of which we are not sure we've ever seen before. 155 million americans have been in the path of severe weather today and tonight. we had tornados in eight states. at one point this evening, there were 19 separate tornado warnings. ve othe map in theve southeast, including se maomr cities, including some smaller towns that are frankly no longer standing. at the heart of some of these storms is some of the strongest weather this planet can produce. our team has fanned out to cover it all. we want to begin with the worst of it. dr. greg forbes is the severe weather expert at the weather channel. dr. forbes, we've been watching you all afternoon into the evening. you've been asked to prioritize about the larger tornados. where is the worst headed tonight? >> some is rolling across eastern parts of kentucky. we have tornado warnings all the way north of the ohio river down to the gulf coast. take a look at the sat
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Mar 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
was found alive in a field last night. crews found the little girl in washington county, indiana. they say she is in critical condition tonight. a hospital spokes woman says both her parents, her 3-year-old brother and her sister were killed in the tornado. more than 100 tornados hit in 12 states this week. nbc bay area's jay gray is in one of the hardest hit communities in indiana. >> reporter: hey, there, diane. it's heart breaking stories that continue to unfold across the country right now. or at least the tornado alley here. the devastation stretches for miles here. and across 12 states. it's evidence of two violent attacks from mother nature over the span of three days. loss for many that's difficult to bear right now. a day after and the devastation is almost impossible to believe. >> tragic terrible. up with minute you're here and then you're gone. >> communities and lives ripped apart by a hundred tornadoes that touched down across a dozen states. the images of destruction tell the sad story better than any words might. kentucky, georgia, tennessee, and north carolina. deep, v
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Mar 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
henryville, indiana, and west liberty, kentucky, which suffered widespread destruction. tonight, there's news from both hard-hit cities in west liberty we're getting our first look at what might be the most dramatic video yet of the twisters ripping off a roof like a tin can. an incredible look at its sheer power. >>> in henryville, teachers returned to the decimated school today where a handful of students and staff rode out the storm and were amazingly unharmed. teachers spent the day digging through the rubble to see if there was anything to salvage. students will attend classes at schools in nearby cities for the rest of the school year. >>> we turn to hawaii now which has been far from a vacation paradise this week. as record breaking storms sweep across the island chain. first, the good news. there are no reports of any deaths or injuries. but tonight, the damage is so widespread, hawaii's governor has declared a state of emergency. we get the latest now from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: the hailstorm that peppered oahu is something that the locals say they have never seen. >> i
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Mar 20, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >>> surveillance video shows a thief smashing his way into cases in an indiana jewelry store last month. though the higher end items were locked up and secure, he and two other burglars managed to ghirt hands on less expensive watches and jewels using a bin to collect the stolen goods. police are hoping blood drops left at the scene will help them find the suspects. >>> and finally take a look at this time-lapse video of an ice-out, as another day of warm weather finally melts a minneapolis lake for the season. it happened monday, which fittingly was the last full day of winter. at least on the calendar. it took about 90 minutes for the ice to disappear. hundreds of records for high temperatures have been shattered this year in and around the twin cities. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins, a lot to get to in your weather forecast. >> going to be 85 in chicago today, flooding rains in texas. and everyone on the west coast is, like, okay, bring the warmth. l let's get winter over with. if you love spring skiing, the place to be is t
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Mar 5, 2012 4:30am PST
. it's 4:44. >> a 15-month-old girl who was found in an indiana field after a tornado tore her house apart died sunday after being taken off life support. >> my pastor's going to go in with me and we're going to pray there and i'm going to tell that little girl that -- i'm going to tell her that it's time for her to meet her mommy and daddy. >> angel babcock's grandfather made the agonizing decision, her mother, father and siblings were killed by the tornado that left their home in a pile of broken metal. the girl was found in a field. the storms which tore a path through the midwest killed at least 39 people. damage from the system was felt as far as florida where dozens were injured and homes damaged or destroyed. >> more of the deadly storms in the midwest are also taking their toll on insurance companies. for that and the rest of the news before the bell we turn to jackie deangelis. good morning. >> good morning to you. the insurance industry could face substantial losses this year after this weekend's deadly tornados in the midwest and south. it could be days before estimates ar
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Mar 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
good. >> this is a brand called pap porn indiana. no one is suggesting they are as healthful as a handful of care the careicators, but they are better than brownies. >> you can have treats in moderation and that will go a long way towards making them healthy adults. >> also on the list of the best packaged foots, bare naked mix and quaker oatmeal granola bars and anything made by kashi. >> no more than three grams of fat for 100 calories. >> they should max out at 100 to 200 calories a serving. the dietician and parent-approved snack that tastes good. erica edwards, nbc news. >> we need healthy snacks in the newsroom. >> we do. >> happy monday to you, jeff. >> welcome back from vacation, raj. we had extreme weather this weekend and reports of hail in morgan hill and south san jose. all added up to these major rain totals in the santa cruz mountains. some of the top numbers and over 16 and 1/4 inches. nearly 6 n orinda and san francisco close to three inches. the rain varied widely, but any rain we picked up was much welcomed. six inches below for the water season. on the radar, we
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Mar 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
not gain traction. there has been interest in other states. legislators from new york and indiana contacted her office for advice. live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. now to the south bay. the locals could be shutout due to budget cuts. they can no longer guarantee admission for qualified residents. hearings are under way and administrators say they can't afford that local student guarantee. admission standards for the next year will be tighter. >> for everybody, the message needs to be what you do as a program in high school, those grades matter. your test scores on the sat matters. if you were just on the margin, it's going to be harder to get into college here or many places. >> administrators claim the higher standards increase retention and graduation rates and helps students complete their major. if you are a current student it should help you. two more public meetings are scheduled. >> the planning commission approved a bid to wal-mart to bring a store to the community. most expressed support for having a wal-mart take over the spot that the nob hill sup
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Mar 3, 2012 5:00am PST
, indiana, a town that was it lutterly devastated by friday's storms. >> i'm amy robach inside studio 1a. here's what we know. 31 dead, 14 in indiana, 14 in kentucky and three in ohio. that number is expected to rise today. authorities say it's difficult to determine how many people are missing as searchers struggle with the lack of electricity in many areas. >> reporter: more than 85 tornados were reported on friday. it was the second time in a week that storms swept across parts of the nation's midsection. ten states were under some kind of weather threat. the hardest hit areas are in southern indiana, kentucky, ohio, tennessee, and northern alabama. now, in terms of size, this storm system was enormous. we watched it building all day. it stretched from the gulf coast to the great lakes. it was so side that an estimated 34 million people were at risk for severe weather. that's according to the national weather service, amy. >> and, lester, you were just in harrisburg, illinois. and i know you arrived in henryville about an hour ago. can you describe where you are and what you've about
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Mar 19, 2012 5:00am PDT
south bend, indiana. the game, by the way, was the first time any player on the cal roster had ever competed in the ncaa tournament game. it didn't scare them off. tuesday's game against noter dame will take place 4:00 in the afternoon in south bend, indiana. >>> coming up, winter weather whiplash. beach volleyball in chicago in march? why weather in the windy city looking more like the golden state. >>> also, the evolution of starbucks. why the coffee chain is rbring up the blenders and giving jamba a run for its juice. >>> and good conversation, find us on facebook, nbc bay area. i switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days is-- is huge. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. you just put one foot in front of the other, and you know that you're walking for such a great cause that you just keep going. (man) that you have all these people coming together for one
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Mar 27, 2012 12:35am PDT
, we like the hoop ♪ ♪ and something like a team from kentucky and indiana whoa ♪ and los angeles four teams ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very good. no, not at all. yeah, come on over, buddy. [ applause ] that was fantastic. that was great. all right, guys, we have to pick a winner, even though they're -- you're both winners in our eyes. guys, who sang it best? was it contestant number one? [ drum roll ] [ cheers and applause ] or was it contestant number two, right here? [ drum roll ] [ cheers and applause ] contestant number one is the winner. congratulations! ♪ he's gonna be getting this brand new $100 bill, right there. that's yours, my friend. congratulations. oh my god. as well as the recording that you just made that was burned on cd, right here. there you go. that is for you. congratulations. of course, no one goes home empty-handed so you will be getting this chic "late night with jimmy fallon" t-shirt, my friend. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you so much. give it up for these guys! they were great! we'll be right back with sam worthingt
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Mar 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
for the collegiate stripes in urban preps red and gold colors. he is going to indiana state university. >> urban prep changed me as a student and as a young man as a whole, just mainly from me becoming an average student and speaking of becoming an above-average student. >> reporter: some have criticized urban prep over its numbers and students who drop out rapidly. a charge to the school's founder and ceo. >> it is just not true. we are incredibly committed to each and every student that walks in the door. urban prep is a school of choice. there are student who is choosing to come here and students who whose choose to leave. we don't kids away, even if they have to be discarded, so we give students chance after chance after chance and do everything to keep them here. >> reporter: for graduates going off to college, the constant focus has worked. >> from day one, you're going to college, you're going to a four-year university. it is just something you eat, drink and sleep, college. >> reporter: college, a chance for a better future for young men who often come from challengi
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Mar 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
in indiana. >> caller: boo-yah, jim, how you doing? >> not bad. how are you, hoosier? >> caller: good. csx railroad beefing up intermodal service? >> i think is a slow road. i don't like the coal stocks and they ship a lot of coal. ladies and gentlemen, that's the conclusion of the lightning round. 3q save them. presenting woolite complete. it cleans your jeans, and won't torture your tanks. so your clothes stay looking and fitting like new. woolite. long live your wardrobe. i'm here to unleash my inner cowboy. instead i got heartburn. [ horse neighs ] hold up partner. prilosec isn't for fast relief. try alka-seltzer. it kills heartburn fast. yeehaw! . >>> you want to get a good read on the employment situation? forget about the jobs numbers this morning. we have another data point that sometimes i think is more important. paychex. second largest payroll company in america. it reported this morning, and you can take your cue from these guys, especially from small business, which is their bread and butter. it has a bountiful 4% yield. prefer to pick up in hiring and small busines
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Mar 6, 2012 5:00am PST
about the stories of survival from the tornados in the south and the midwest. in indiana a mother sacrificed her safety and used her body as a shield to protect her 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter as a tornado pulverized their home. she wrapped her children in a blanket and covered them with furniture pounded her. she lost her legs in the process. >> i looked down and my leg and realized either it was cut off or it was barely attached. i took my son and made a video to my husband. telling him i love him. and my children. in case someone were to happen. >> god bless her. she is at a hospital in kentucky recovering from her injuries. she says she prayed to have the strength to survive. her children were unhurt. >> israeli president shimon peres is speaking in san francisco tonight to a crowd of more than 2,000 expected to attend the talk. organizers say the leaders from several faiths will welcome the president. many are concerned about israel's future as tensions rise over iran's nuclear program. >> when there's already war in the region and the threat of iran gaining nuclea
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Mar 2, 2012 7:00am PST
? >> indiana. >> get your weather anytime of the day or night. now let's go back to savannah. >> all right, al, thanks. >>> former "desperate housewives" star nicollette sheridan will be back on the stand at the trial to decide if she was wrongfully terminated from the show. nbc's miguel almaguer is in los angeles following the case. good morning. >> good morning. nicollette sheridan spent all day thursday on the stand. the actress told the jury she was struck in the head by an executive after a disagreement. she even demonstrated the blow to the jury. this after her character was killed off, and she complained to network executives. >> reporter: nicollette sheridan left a los angeles county courthouse just minutes after her first day of testimony. the actress, no stranger to cameras, but usually for scenes like this. >> you know, someone else my age with a load like this? >> reporter: while the television temptress who played edie on "desperate housewives" didn't speak to reporters. in court she did not hold back for the jury. during opening statements of her wrongful termination trial, she o
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Mar 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
weather. evansville, indiana. 14 wfie. sunny, bezy and 79 degrees. man, what a day. we are talking about much of the eastern two-thirds of the country looking at plenty of sunshine. a lot of wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest, northern california. mountain snows and record highs from the plains down into texas. into the northeast and midatlantic states. a little leftover snow, maybe two to four inches in maine including caribou. a back door cold front will bring temperatures down. still warmer than normal but dropping temperatures a little bit in the northeast. whoa, happy birthday. you better have that looked at. that doesn't look good. all right, cincinnati. i like the chili three-way. >>> we've got a steady stream of moisture moving onshore. especially ad long the peninsul and up in marin county. and the showers, right now, are out there the worst for the morning. as we progress through the next two hours, they will starto wind down just a little bit. but we're still talking about moderate rainfall in places like richmond, the marina district getting hammered
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Mar 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
get her story tonight from nbc's tom costello in henryville, indiana. >> reporter: huddled in the basement with a massive tornado bearing down on their new home, stephanie decker had just seconds to protect 8-year-old domenic and 5-year-old reese, so she wrapped them in a blanket and laid on top of them just as the house started coming apart. >> everything was just slamming into my back. i had my children in the blanket and they were screaming. mommy, i can't live without you, i don't want to die, please don't let me die. i said, you're not going to die, we're going to make it. >> reporter: when the storm cleared the home had been wiped from its foundation. stephanie and the kids were buried. >> i took my phone and made a video to my husband -- telling him i love him. >> reporter: it was domenic who climbed out and ran for help. a neighbor, sheriff's deputy brian lovens came running with friends to find stephanie with a severed leg and bleeding heavily. >> she's like, i'm dying. i ain't going to let you die. >> reporter: using a belt as a tourniquet they got her out and into an su
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Mar 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
-year-old was found alive in a field in indiana last night. a hospital spokeswoman says the girl is the only one in her family to survive. she remains in critical condition tonight. jay gray has more on the devastation. >> reporter: this morning clean up crews will storm the hardest hit areas of tornado ally sifting through miles of debris, all that's left from so many communities and lives ripped apart by the storms. >> tragic, terrible, like one minute you're here and then you're gone. >> a disaster spread by at least 100 tornados that left deep scars across a dozen states. >> he was the greatest love of my life. >> cheryl's husband ron wasn't supposed to be home when the storms hit. >> he shouldn't have been here. he came home early from work because he didn't feel good and wanted to take a nap. >> he dies when the twister ripped apart their home and they were planning a celebration for their 40th wedding anniversary and instead must prepare for a funeral. across tornado alley for many the only thing left to hold onto is each other, and they understand. they are the lucky ones. >
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Mar 16, 2012 12:35am PDT
. ♪ >> hello, indiana! [ cheers and applause ] my husband's in town for the super bowl and the queen of late night is taking the city by storm. okay, indiapolis? i'm here. i got a hot rear. get used to it. [ laughter ] >> i want to be here forever. i just never want to leave indianapolis. >> we're here for the super bowl, which is very exciting. i haven't been this excited since my stevie switched to boxer briefs. extra large in the pouch area, of course. >> these are numerals, guys. these are numerals. >> well, it's so exciting to be here for such a super bowl, here in indiana, which i believe they call the hoosier state. i wouldn't mind finding one of those football players and showing them my hoosiers. [ laughter ] my tits. [ laughter ] >> it's 2012 and yvonne salahuddin is a new woman. that means no more fights with denise. oh, denise, do not do that! >> thank you so much. eff yourself! >> shut up! [ yelling ] enough already! enough! >> enough! [ laughter ] cutting it off. and no more junk food, because honey, life is too short for a classy woman like yvonne to waste time on bad moods. o
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Mar 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
video shows the fury of a tornado's direct hit on an indiana school earlier this month. classes had just let out for the day, but 80 high school students and teachers hunkered down as the ef-4 twister ripped away the roof of the gym along with other parts of the campus. nearly half of the school was destroyed, but thankfully no one was hurt. >>> in los angeles, a light rail train crashed into a car, sending the driver and five passengers to the hospital. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free the victims. witnesses say the driver had run a stoplight just before crossing onto the tracks. there were no passengers aboard the train, and the conductor wasn't injured. >>> and, finally, an extreme st. patrick's day party in north carolina. for the second year in a row, rafters and kayakers rode out what's billed as the world's only whitewater river to be turned green. 12 million gallons of water got a dye job at the u.s. national whitewater center in charlotte. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has the forecast. bil
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Mar 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
henryville, indiana. precious items thought to be claimed by this month's deadly tornado are being saved. priceless family photos that were ripped, muddied and otherwise mangled are being rescued by a small photography studio. the mom and pop operation is using digital technology in a race to save and restore the images electronically and they're doing it all for free. they're giving victims, of course, a picture of hope. what a great idea. >> the first time i heard about this was after the joplin tornadoes. people did facebook pages. now it's catching on, people can easily find the stuff they lost. >> it is great that they can use social media as a way to get in touch. >> if you thought you had no photos and you get a picture of your little baby, good stuff. >>> i'm lynn berry, this is "early today," your first stop of the day on your nbc station. >>> there's a fluffy new addition. a 3-month-old polar bear was debuted to the public. the cub shares a father with knut. he die the last year. his sister made a confident first impression as she explored the outdoor enclosure, climbing logs a
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Mar 6, 2012 4:00am PST
revenge last night and outscored indiana by 20 in the third. chicago wins it. no secret the clippers the most improved team in the league but starting to look like the clippers of old and dropped five of their last eight. the timberwolves kevin love, played like a man among boys. 39 points and 17 boards. clips had a chance to tie the game two seconds left but chris paul missed a free throw. timberwolves win it. 95-94. college hoops last year, cinderella heading back to the big dance and beat drexel in the championship game. dragons had a chance to tie but couldn't get the three to fall at the buzzer. bcu punching its ticket to the tournament, 59-56. gonzaga and mary are both heading to the tournament, but only one could win the west coast conference. final seconds, zags down 3. harris pulled up to tie the game and force overtime. st. mary's took the lead in the extra frame and won the wcc 78-74. overtime there. how about double overtime here? davidson and western carolina. wildcats up two with a minute left and earned an automatic bid to the tournament with a win in double o
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Mar 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
looks at incredible video from inside a school bus in henryville, indiana. as a tornado made a direct hit there earlier this month. it lifted the 36,000 pound bus like a toy, tossing it into a nearby diner. the bus driver led students to safety just minutes before. >>> still ahead, as "nbc nightly news" continues this friday, one of america's most exclusive clubs. will they finally admit women? >>> and later, more on the giant jackpot. what is it that makes so many people take a long-shot chance on a dream? >>> an american institution may be under new pressure tonight to admit women as members. next week is one of the biggest tournaments in golf. the masters at america's most exclusive golf club, augusta national. the club has only 300 members, all men. now augusta may have to change course. nbc's lisa myers explains why. >> augusta national golf club is among the most hallowed ground in golf, in its tournament, the masters, has provided some of golf's most memorable moments from its brightest stars. but this year's event threatened to be overshadowed by controversy. the exclusive clu
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Mar 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. two weeks after a series of devastating tornadoes in southern indiana, some remarkable images have emerged. surveillance cameras inside henryville junior/senior high school captured the tornado there. hitting the school and blowing parts of it away. and the most dramatic scene was in the gym. the force of the tornado and the vacuum, it sucked the debris out of the building, leaving a skeleton of what it was once was. >>> we turn to politics and the republican battle for delegates as they look forward to primaries in puerto rico tomorrow and illinois on tuesday. as they campaign today rick santorum and mitt romney showed their dramatically different styles. ron mott has the latest for us tonight. >> reporter: if they were movies rick santorum's campaign might be the low key independent breakout. while mitt romney's cast a look of a big-studio blockbuster. fireworks and all. differences in tone and budget that santorum noted at an event today in missouri with signs of romney everywhere. >> and money isn't going to buy this election. vision and character and authenticity and trust are
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Mar 8, 2012 2:05am PST
. lovely lady from indiana what percentage of college degrees awarded each year in the united states are earned by women, 40%, 50%, 60% or 70%? >> 60%. >> yes. another smart woman right here. >> she nailed it. 60% of all college degrees. >> there was a time when women didn't go to college, when families would send the boys off to college and girls were to stay home and learn how to take care of the home. 60% of the women now going to college. it's phenomenal. >> back across. >> beautiful girl from california. true or false a woman invented pantyhose as a more comfortable alternative to the garter belt. >> no. >> no. and with attitude. >> so a man -- >> it's true. a man invented pantyhose. alan gant sr. because he was tired of listening to his pregnant wife complain about garter belts. he invented pantyhose. a wonderful thing. another great woman sarah blakely invented spanx. >> kathie lee is going to take issue with that, because she claims she invented it. >> that woman knows i invented it. you're from vermont. all right. among married couples where both the husband and the wife wor
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Mar 15, 2012 2:05am PDT
safe to say we'd all be i.d.'ed. >> i love it. i'm not complaining. carol from indiana sent us this photo. they do say honesty is the best policy. it's a restaurant. and we can promise you that it's going to be better than most hospitals. maybe even the schools. we don't know for sure. and finally christina willard from north platte, nebraska, submitted this photo. was it really necessary? >> well, you never know. they could have gone all the way up to the very end. >> they give you an extra few feet, but don't drive there. >> okay. thank you, honey. >>> all right. don't spend your entire week doing it. life is short. >>> "what the what" is coming up. >> who knew? >> oh, yeah, who knew? who keeps up with this stuff? >>> this portion of "today" is brought to you by the new nonalcoholic baileys coffee creamers. find your flavor today. >>> and we're back on this winesday wednesday, ready to play our weekly trivia game we call "who knew?" st. patrick's day is saturday so we're going to test your luck with irish trivia. as always, kathie lee is next door. she's ready to hand out 100 buck
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